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For Referring Physicians

The BreastCare Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center welcomes referrals. We value and appreciate ongoing collaboration with our referring physicians. We look forward to closely working with you and providing exceptional treatment for your patients.

Consultation with a Breast Surgeon

Our breast surgeons welcome calls from referring colleagues.

Scheduling a Patient Referral Appointment

BreastCare Center Doctor-to-Doctor Line Find a BIDMC Doctor 

Call our BreastCare Center directly to speak with our breast care coordinator, who will schedule your patient's appointment.


Specifically set up for physicians to refer patients, the Doctor-to-Doctor line will promptly direct your call to the appropriate physician's office.


Call or visit Find-a-Doctor online to find a BIDMC doctor for your patient.

Referral Checklist and Care Map

Your patients will need to gather pathology, imaging and medical records if their breast images and biopsies were done outside of the BIDMC system. We have prepared a checklist that you and your patients can use to gather all necessary materials before their first appointment.

Following your patient's visit in the BreastCare Center, we will forward to you a copy of the clinical dictated note and a copy of the care map we give to the patient. We are always available to discuss patient progress and care, and are committed to staying in close touch with you regarding your patient's status.

Consultation for Breast Pathology

The Breast Pathology Consultation Service at BIDMC provides enhanced services for difficult and problematic breast cases.

Learn more about Breast Pathology services at BIDMC »

Consultation for Breast Imaging

Our radiologists are happy to provide a second opinion on any breast imaging exam. Please call Breast Imaging at 617-754-9500, and we will help you facilitate delivery of the images as needed.

To refer a patient for a diagnostic exam, please call 617-754-9500. Diagnostic imaging is offered at several of our area locations:






Contact Information

BreastCare Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Shapiro Clinical Center, 5th floor 
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-667-2900
Fax: 617-667-9711